PASDEC installs mechanised quarrying of marble

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) has unveiled a mechanized quarrying of marble and limestone to speed up minerals from Balochistan province by establishing a machinery pool and five quarrying projects in collaboration with private lease-holders.


Sources said that one common facility and training center is also in process and a marble city is being established at Loralai for processing of marble and granite that would create over 10,000 direct and indirect jobs in the province.


Giving details of mineral exploration projects launched in Balochistan province during last five years, the sources said one of them was Balochistan Copper-Gold Project at Reko-Diq area, District Chagai.


The Geological Survey of Pakistan conducted geological mapping/mineral investigation in districts Zhob, Loralai, Qila Saifullah, Shirani, Ziarat, Bela, Wadh, Dal Badin and Chagai, Balochistan.


The sources, said, that about 95 prospecting/exploration licenses have been granted in private sector for different minerals – coal, marble, iron, manganese, copper, fluorite and barite.


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Published in: Volume 05 Issue 34

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